Michigan State Defensive Back Takes Knee

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And when he was finished praying, he joined the Air Force instead of the NFL. “Many college football players dream of achieving fame and fortune in the NFL, but Jalen Watts-Jackson, a star defensive back who made the Michigan State University record books, has a different set of goal posts in mind,” Katherine Rohloff writes on The Daily Signal. “Watts-Jackson told an MSU athletics blog, Spartan Nation—on the Fourth of July, no less—that he intends instead to join the U.S. Air Force.”

“His decision to do so comes as the debate over some NFL players “taking a knee,” rather than standing, during the national anthem has burst back into the news with the approach of the 2018-19 NFL season.”